Here we see the completed pillar.
Because the "Formacol" tube comes lined with shiny plastic, the resulting finish is as smooth as marble! Very sexy to touch!
I'd hate to have to take this pillar down - its very strong!
Note that this pillar will, eventually, protrude about a foot above the suspended floor of the observatory, and a steel tube will be made to bolt on to the pillar to bring the Losmandy G-11 up the the desired height. The bolts are arranged in a 12" diameter circle, and therefore should be able to support a very large mounting in the future.